Vegas Stadium Project Now Goes To NFL To Discuss
Financing plans for the proposed NFL stadium in Las Vegas were discussed last week by lawmakers in Carson City, with many of Sin City's movers and shakers in the casino and tourism businesses putting forward their points of view in favor of the project. In the end, Governor Brian Sandoval's special recall of the State Legislature to discuss this proved fruitful as they ended up voting in favor of the public spending plan, putting the prospects for NFL football in Las Vegas a huge step closer.
Now, with that hurdle passed, the fight goes to the NFL itself, who will need to be convinced that a team in Las Vegas is in their interests and in the interests of professional football itself. This fight will be led by Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis, who is passionate about moving his team from California's San Francisco Bay Area into the deserts of Clark County, Nevada.
Tomorrow, Davis will meet with other NFL team owners in Houston where he's expected to broach the subject in advance of a series of meetings scheduled for January when a vote is expected to be taken. For all concerned, the timing here could not be better, given the fact that the Nevada State Legislature has just approved things. A number of NFL team owners have already expressed support for the project, but it's certainly not certain that all of them will, and Commissioner Roger Goodell, has already stated that he'd rather see the Raiders stay in Oakland.